Nicholas Banasevic is Managing Director in the Brussels office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and is an economist by background.* A member of the firm’s Antitrust and Competition Practice Group and its Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Innovation Group, he is a former European Commission DG Competition Head of Unit who was at the center of numerous landmark antitrust decisions in Europe. He brings this extensive experience to Gibson Dunn’s global and multi-disciplinary work.
Nicholas advises clients across a broad range of sectors on European antitrust enforcement and regulatory issues, and brings invaluable business-oriented solutions for risk management strategies. He offers a wealth of experience in dealing with complex and high-profile European antitrust investigations and regulatory matters, including the up-coming Digital Markets Act.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Nicholas worked at the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission for more than 21 years. Most recently, he was Acting Director responsible for EU antitrust, merger and state aid cases in the IT, communication and multimedia sector. Prior to that, Nicholas was the Head of Unit responsible for antitrust cases in the field of IT, the internet and consumer electronics. He was Case Manager of the European Commission’s various Google investigations and was inter alia Case Manager of the Commission’s Qualcomm, Motorola, Samsung, Intel and Rambus investigations. He previously worked in the same Unit as a Case Officer where he worked on the European Commission’s Microsoft case. He was also a Case Manager for merger cases in DG Competition, where he was responsible for managing cases in the fields of financial services and pharmaceuticals, and was inter alia the Case Manager for the Deutsche Börse/NYSE Euronext case.
Nicholas received his Master of European Studies in Economics from the College of Europe in 1995 and Bachelor of Science with honors in Economics and Politics from the University of Bristol in 1994.
He speaks fluent English, French and Serbian.
* Nicholas is not an attorney and is not admitted to practice law.
College of Europe - Bruges - 1995
University of Bristol - 1994